Palaranda
  • Review count
    434
  • Helpfulness votes
    3,878
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 20, 2011
  • Last Review:
    September 4, 2019
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        434
      • Helpfulness votes
        3,878
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2011
      • Last Review:
        September 4, 2019
       
      • Question count
        5
         
        • Answer count
          281
           
           
           
           
          Palaranda's Reviews
           
          ETi's 10 in. Integrated LED Outdoor Security Wall Pack Light emits high lumens while reducing energy consumption by as much as 87% compared to traditional lighting units. This energy-efficient retrofit Wall Pack is ideal for replacing 150-Watt metal halide fixtures. This Outdoor Wall Pack luminaires is designed with the same simple yet classic look that ensures a reliable, secure and enduring performance for the lighted location. It is maintenance free with no bulbs to replace. Photocell compatible.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedMay 29, 2019
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          At over 6LB in weight this bronze wall floodlight is certainly heavy compared to most other outside flood lights.
          With the Color Temperature of daylight along with the fixture that has been manufactured using acrylic, this is one heavyweight outdoor light with a superb full cut off that illuminates the area straight down.
          As is common these days, it uses LED’s (twenty of them) and they all power a lightshow of 150W and yet only use 20 Watt and with 3900 lumens it emits, you will appreciate its illumination once fitted.
          The wiring is straight forward with the wires threading through the back and into your junction box.
          As it is Photo sensor compatible -that is for a dusk to dawn
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          At over 6LB in weight this bronze wall floodlight is certainly heavy compared to most other outside flood lights.
          With the Color Temperature of daylight along with the fixture that has been manufactured using acrylic, this is one heavyweight outdoor light with a superb full cut off that illuminates the area straight down.
          As is common these days, it uses LED’s (twenty of them) and they all power a lightshow of 150W and yet only use 20 Watt and with 3900 lumens it emits, you will appreciate its illumination once fitted.
          The wiring is straight forward with the wires threading through the back and into your junction box.
          As it is Photo sensor compatible -that is for a dusk to dawn application, I fitted an Outdoor-In-Wall-Stem-and-Swivel-Photocell-Light-Control-59411WD/304385617 less than 10 bucks from Home Depot. Now instead of it being on all the time, the floodlight is only energized when it’s dark and off when light, which is extremely useful in my work yard for displaying signs.
          Wet rated - operating temperature as low as -40°F to as high as 113°F. The only one issue I have is that it does not have a glass guard over the LED’s
          5-year warranty.
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          4out of 11found this review helpful.
           
          The bold lines and handsome profile of Liberty's Modern Deco Hook Rail make for a dazzling combination. The opulent Bayview Brass hooks are contrasted against a classic Flat Black rail to create a striking visual. This contemporary hook rail makes organizing your coats, hats, backpacks and handbags look more like art than storage.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedMay 29, 2019
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          The brass four hooks are very sturdy and are set 3-1/2 inches apart with each hook measuring ¾ inch wide and 4 inches from top to bottom.
          The MDF really does look and feel like wood, although I would have preferred wood as I am wary of producing scratches with satchels especially when hung up by the kids, but we shall see if I can persuade them to keep them in their respective rooms….yeah right, like that’ll happen!
          Hardware included for dry wall if required. The estimated limit of 35 LB weight that it should hold is more than enough for outdoor wear, excluding those college satchels stuffed with books…”right kids, nothing from college on the hooks”
          Very pleased with the look and the
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          The brass four hooks are very sturdy and are set 3-1/2 inches apart with each hook measuring ¾ inch wide and 4 inches from top to bottom.
          The MDF really does look and feel like wood, although I would have preferred wood as I am wary of producing scratches with satchels especially when hung up by the kids, but we shall see if I can persuade them to keep them in their respective rooms….yeah right, like that’ll happen!
          Hardware included for dry wall if required. The estimated limit of 35 LB weight that it should hold is more than enough for outdoor wear, excluding those college satchels stuffed with books…”right kids, nothing from college on the hooks”
          Very pleased with the look and the tough brass hooks.
          A 90 day return and Limited lifetime warranty.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Excellent Quality, Looks Great, Sturdy, Well Made
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          5out of 22found this review helpful.
           
          Sophisticated and chic, add instant flair to any space or decor with Tan Palm Leaf Peel and Stick Wallpaper. From walls to DIY crafts, splash this modern take on botanical decor on any clean flat surface in minutes. Install with two easy steps - just peel and stick! Plus, its removable making it the ultimate temporary decorating solution. Completely safe for walls, Peel and Stick Wallpaper leaves surfaces free of sticky residue. Fast, fun and affordable!
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedMay 28, 2019
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          With the first sheet, some care has been taken when installing it, especially if on a high wall. Once the backing paper has been pulled away from the wallpaper about a foot from the top and I had positioned it on the wall, I would now let the whole sheet fall away. That way I can see easily if it is in a straight line that follows the spirit level mark. Regardless of other ways people to it, I prefer using the edge of the palm of my hand to wean out any air bubbles using a 45 angle from the top and downwards. Any wrinkles, then stop, pull the paper up to that point. I personally only pull the backing down by using both hands about 2 feet at a time. The second and subsequent sheets I followed Read More
          With the first sheet, some care has been taken when installing it, especially if on a high wall. Once the backing paper has been pulled away from the wallpaper about a foot from the top and I had positioned it on the wall, I would now let the whole sheet fall away. That way I can see easily if it is in a straight line that follows the spirit level mark. Regardless of other ways people to it, I prefer using the edge of the palm of my hand to wean out any air bubbles using a 45 angle from the top and downwards. Any wrinkles, then stop, pull the paper up to that point. I personally only pull the backing down by using both hands about 2 feet at a time. The second and subsequent sheets I followed the same procedure with an excellent success rate. The wallpaper is thick enough and does not tear easily. In fact, I never found any issues at all with tearing. The pattern is vibrant and easily sticks to the surface and if required, use both hands either side of the paper to pull it up and again is quite easy. But be aware that if not careful and you allow the wallpaper to fold in on itself, thus sticking to each other, it will take much patience to unravel them. On the one roll, I completed 3 strips 72 inches high.
          An excellent finish with an excellent wallpaper.
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          Pros: Looks Great, Nice Design
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          6out of 9found this review helpful.
           
          The AdirOffice Heavy-Duty, Secured Safe Drop Box is the perfect solution for receiving and temporarily storing a variety of items after hours or when you are away from your business. Measuring 15 in. H x 12 in. W x 4 in. D, it supplies a generous storage capacity for documents, payments, keys, and other small items. The box is made from heavy-duty steel to provide long-term strength. The drop opening measures 2.3 in. H x 9.8 in. W to accommodate a variety of materials dropped off after hours. Keeping items secure, the drop box safe has construction and design features that discourage unauthorized intrusions. For starters, the steel storage bin door is double-thick and equipped with a replaceable, Double-D cam lock to prevent break-ins. additionally, there are also 2, tubular-type keys that are difficult to duplicate. To make it complete, this multi-purpose drop box is equipped with pre-drilled holes and includes all the necessary hardware and tools so you can quickly and easily install it on any wall or door right out of the box.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Weighing in at around the 14Lb mark, this is one heavy drop box. As the owner of a small contacto...
          PostedMay 23, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Weighing in at around the 14Lb mark, this is one heavy drop box. As the owner of a small contactor business, I have, at times left the premise to be secured by a trusted employee. Sometimes a customer brings in important documents after I have left and although this drop box is ideal for small items such as paperwork, payment, keys etc the drop opening is unfortunately, only 1 inch and a half wide when fully open making anything over that measurement impossible to slot into the box. The only solution to my mind is to leave a key in the office in order to unlock it and put these bigger items in, but that would defeat its purpose.
          When I first used the supplied key (there are two) to lock the
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          Weighing in at around the 14Lb mark, this is one heavy drop box. As the owner of a small contactor business, I have, at times left the premise to be secured by a trusted employee. Sometimes a customer brings in important documents after I have left and although this drop box is ideal for small items such as paperwork, payment, keys etc the drop opening is unfortunately, only 1 inch and a half wide when fully open making anything over that measurement impossible to slot into the box. The only solution to my mind is to leave a key in the office in order to unlock it and put these bigger items in, but that would defeat its purpose.
          When I first used the supplied key (there are two) to lock the unit, it left a gap of around an eighth of an inch where the door closes thus making it easy to slide in a large screwdriver for example. Opening the door, I pushed the locking latch closer to the door (which surprised and disappointed me just how easy that was) and this time the door closing eliminated the 1/8 gap. Another disappointment was that where the door closes, it does not have anything to stop someone from sliding a small screwdriver through the side of the door followed by a bigger one and thus attempting to prizing it open and the locking latch which was comparably easy for me to bend forward or back did not give me any comfort to its security. Admitted the latch does have a heavy strong metal behind it and when the door is locked, and the latch is behind the reinforced metal cabinet but again it is the vulnerability of the easier than I would have expected for the locking latch to not hold up to bending and therefore I cannot recommend.
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          Pros: Good Size & Weight
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          11out of 28found this review helpful.
           
          With its straightforward, classic design, this 9.6 Watt Bronze Integrated LED pendant will bring lasting style to your home. Crafted of metal with a bronze finish, this open wire cage pendant adds a rustic-chic design element to your decor. Perfect above kitchen tables, islands, or sitting areas, this pendant warmly illuminates any space and can be customized in adjustable heights.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          As always before the installation of a light fitting, I tried its function before installing it w...
          PostedMay 3, 2019
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          As always before the installation of a light fitting, I tried its function before installing it where it was intended to go as a permanent fixture. The light fixture from the Home decorator’s collection is certainly one that would be beneficial for a particular area of a room. The steel bronze look of the cage is well presented and of excellent quality. This same anchorage that is initially used to secure the cord is used again on the cord after deciding on the length required. The included hardware is, as expected, acceptable but the outlet box is, as also expected, not supplied.
          Connecting the wires to the relevant wires in the outlet box is painless, although having a helping hand to
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          As always before the installation of a light fitting, I tried its function before installing it where it was intended to go as a permanent fixture. The light fixture from the Home decorator’s collection is certainly one that would be beneficial for a particular area of a room. The steel bronze look of the cage is well presented and of excellent quality. This same anchorage that is initially used to secure the cord is used again on the cord after deciding on the length required. The included hardware is, as expected, acceptable but the outlet box is, as also expected, not supplied.
          Connecting the wires to the relevant wires in the outlet box is painless, although having a helping hand to hold the 7-pound fixture whilst doing this or just resting it on your step ladder. Either way it makes for a very easy and safer connection.
          I accept that for the majority of DIYers this is an easy installation but for others it is not, so if in any doubt at all, call in a qualified sparkie (electrician) to do it for you
          I personally did not use a dimmer as the illumination was, at best, the equivalent of a 60 watt Incandescent, at an appox’ 800 lumens. It does state that the Maximum Hanging Length is 5 feet but I was happy lowered to 12 inches (personal preference) This a fixed LED and is NOT replaceable. It has a 90-day returnable and a Manufacturer limited Warranty of 5 years
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great
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          5out of 25found this review helpful.
           
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          The Air Response delivers cleaner air with DustSense which automatically monitors, detects and responds to harmful particles in your air while using HEPA Media and carbon filters to powerfully trap 99% of allergens, dust and odors and with an Air Quality Indicator Bar that changes colors based on the quality of the air in your home, you'll always know it's working.
           

          What is wattage used in an hour?

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          Palaranda
          March 15, 2017
          What is wattage used in an hour?
           
          SteriPEN Ultra is an exceptionally advanced portable water purifier with an advanced OLED display that indicates treatment and battery status as well as an internal USB rechargeable battery. It quickly and effectively eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illnesses, including giardia and cryptosporidium. Like all SteriPEN models, it carries the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, so you can be sure it’s safe and effective.
           

          batteries?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          November 27, 2015
          I read in one review that the reviewer takes spare batteries with her on trips abroad to use in the Ultra. Is this correct? I thought it was a sealed unit.
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          light come apart to fit?

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          Palaranda
          August 17, 2015
          Okay....I figured it would require a junction box that was recessed into the ceiling in order for it to be hard wired ,but how does the light connect to the junction box. For example, does the light come apart so the base of it can be fixed to the junction box?
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          How is it fitted to the wall/ceiling?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          August 14, 2015
          Do I require anything else to be able to put it on the ceiling?
           
          The Delta Foundations 2-Handle Side Spray Kitchen Faucet in Oil-Rubbed Bronze offers beauty and function. It has a 2-handle design for precise adjustment of hot and cold water. It's ADA compliant, and easy for every family member and guest to use.
           

          I accidenly (stupidly) broke the tab that holds the quick connection for the sprayer. Is there a replacent tab I can fit?t?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          December 22, 2013
          Of course, now the tab is broken the quick connect will not hold. The connection is not the sprayer end but the other end. Would appreciate advise
           
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          Brighten your outdoor space with READY SEAL 1 gal. Redwood Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer. Oil-based and semitransparent, this enriching stain is both stain and sealant, eliminating the need for separate products. The oil brings vivid color suitable for any exterior wood project. It also offers resistance to mold, mildew, UV damage, cracking and warping as it protects and strengthens wood fibers.
           

          Will this hokd up on a swing set?

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          Pauln
          April 22, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 24, 2018
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          Short answer is ...yes it will. After years of painting my porch steps only for the harsh winter to force another strip and coat. Last year I tried this product on the wooden steps. Now that the long winter has passed into a warm spring, I see only a slight wear where the traffic has been heavy. The sealant/stain seeps into the wood and does protect the wood whereas the outdoor porch paint does not of Read More
          Short answer is ...yes it will. After years of painting my porch steps only for the harsh winter to force another strip and coat. Last year I tried this product on the wooden steps. Now that the long winter has passed into a warm spring, I see only a slight wear where the traffic has been heavy. The sealant/stain seeps into the wood and does protect the wood whereas the outdoor porch paint does not of course. It lies on the surface and following harsh winters, the paint lifts. Hope this answers your question. Read Less
           
          Escape into a warmer, more soothing world with Canvas Flax, an earthy and gentle neutral. The softness of this color calls to mind bleached-out summer wheat grass and warm sand slipping through your fingers. Make your very own modern frontier with the subtle rustic charm this solid provides by adding this Home Decorators Collection Adirondack Chair Cushion to your collection. Our 49 x 20.5 in. outdoor Adirondack cushion is covered in durable and beautiful Sunbrella acrylic fabric, specially engineered with UV protection to resist the elements and maintain bright color season after season. Inside our outdoor patio cushion we use our patented 100% everLuxe polyester fiber fill to help retain shape and provide long-lasting comfort during outdoor use. Fibers within the cushion are oriented in a vertical position, which provides structure, support, and spring. The outdoor Adirondack cushion is designed to fit most standard Adirondack chairs and has a longer, tapered back and elastic band to help secure it to a variety of chair sizes. Our outdoor Adirondack cushion also comes with a 5-year limited fabric warranty and a 1-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship. Enjoy the outdoors and add a degree of elegance to your personal outdoor retreat with the Home Decorators Collection Canvas Flax Adirondack Chair Cushion.
           

          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?

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          Charlie
          February 24, 2018
          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?
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          Palaranda
          April 21, 2018
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          The actual seating area measures approx' 18 inches X 20"
           
          Keep your yard green and clean with the RYOBI 11 Amp 13 in. Electric Mower. This eco-friendly, electric-powered unit is the ideal alternative to traditional gas operated mowers. Enjoy maintenance free yard work with no gas, oil, filters or spark plugs. Portable and lightweight at just 23 lbs., it has collapsing handles for quick and easy storage. Easily adjust the height of your deck from 1 - 2 -1/2 in. with the single point height adjustment. Backed by a 3-Year manufacturer warranty.
           

          what grass heights are available?

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          7777777
          April 16, 2018
          what grass heights are available?
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 17, 2018
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          Thanks for your question regarding the maximum height that this machine will successfully cut. Although I have used mine after a vacation and found that the grass on my lawn had grown to a height of 6 inches, it did work fine, albeit slow going on the highest setting and then finished by lowering the wheels and going over it again. At all other times I cut the lawn when the height of the grass is around Read More
          Thanks for your question regarding the maximum height that this machine will successfully cut. Although I have used mine after a vacation and found that the grass on my lawn had grown to a height of 6 inches, it did work fine, albeit slow going on the highest setting and then finished by lowering the wheels and going over it again. At all other times I cut the lawn when the height of the grass is around the 3 inch mark and find that this level makes for a perfect finish. But what is the maximum height? This electric grass cutter does have some exceptional power but has been designed for small lawns and not the large rough terrain that my back yard has. Hope this assists you. Read Less
           
          Rapid Set multi-purpose flexible construction adhesive/sealant is a hybrid silane polyether sealant designed for horizontal, vertical and overhead application in most climates (including cold or damp climates). It is 100% solvent free contains no isocyanides and will not shrink upon cure. Tack-free in 35-minutes and paintable in 24-hours. It's unique Nano-technology promotes superior adhesion to concrete, glass, masonry, metal, block, stone, engineered plastics (PVC), fiber glass (FRP), EPS foam, aged asphalt, asphalt, wood, stainless steel, aluminum galvanized metal and dissimilar materials.
           

          Can it be used on wood to concrete

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          Bob
          April 9, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 14, 2018
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          I can only state what I did and that worked perfectly, although only a small numbered sign on to a concrete post. I put a thin layer on one side of my numbered wood piece and another layer on the side of the post and then secured it with a hand held vice and left it in situ' for an hour. That was a few weeks back and despite rain and snow it still holds fast. Hope this assists you.
           
          Keep your yard green and clean with the RYOBI 11 Amp 13 in. Electric Mower. This eco-friendly, electric-powered unit is the ideal alternative to traditional gas operated mowers. Enjoy maintenance free yard work with no gas, oil, filters or spark plugs. Portable and lightweight at just 23 lbs., it has collapsing handles for quick and easy storage. Easily adjust the height of your deck from 1 - 2 -1/2 in. with the single point height adjustment. Backed by a 3-Year manufacturer warranty.
           

          How to adjust the wheels

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          Renee
          March 29, 2018
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          March 30, 2018
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          The metal lever is at the front wheel
          Disconnect power supply.
          To raise the blade height, press inward on the height adjustment
          lever and move it toward the back of the mower.
          To lower the blade height, press inward on the height
          adjustment lever and move it toward the front of the
          mower.
           
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